About these Books

About these Books

About these Books

The Christmas Promise: More Holiday Stories By Roger Barr collects nine stories written and published by award winning St. Paul author Roger Barr in the Villager newspaper from 2011 – 2019. The book’s creation was sponsored by the Hallie Q Brown Community Center as part of the organization’s observation of its 90th anniversary and to celebrate the 45th year of operation of its food shelf.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from book sales and related events will go to the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center Food Shelf.

Getting Ready for Christmas & Other Stories is a collection of thirteen holiday stories written by Roger Barr that were published in the Villager newspaper between 1997 and 2010. This book was created by a community of artists, editors, designers, business people and publishing professionals who donated services and materials to reduce printing costs of the cost of producing the book. One hundred percent of proceeds from retail, event and online sales (more than $50,000) went to area food shelves, including the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center Food Shelf to purchase fresh, nutritious and healthy food to assist people in need.